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Experts Tell Senate: Don't Limit the President's Nuclear Authority

For the first time in 41 years, a congressional hearing was held on the subject of the President’s authority to launch nuclear weapons.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.17
stockpiles
stockpiles

Experts: America Doesn't Need All These Nukes

Nuclear deterrence can be way less pricey, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
David Axe
11.2.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

British Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking US Military Satellite Phone And Messaging System

A 25-year-old broke into a DoD satellite communication system and doxed around 800 Department of Defense employees.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.15.17
Rocket Science
Rocket Science

Why You Should Be Skeptical of the US Military's 'Successful' Missile Defense Test

The missile it intercepted was probably moving slower than one fired at the US from North Korea would be.
David Axe
6.2.17
The Bomb
The Bomb

Hawaii Is Preparing a New Nuclear Contingency Plan Because of North Korea

FOIA documents show the Hawaii Department of Defense is about to revamp its emergency plans for a nuclear missile attack.
Sarah Emerson
5.26.17
CSI: Cold Hacks
CSI: Cold Hacks

New Evidence Links a 20-Year-Old Hack on the US Government to a Modern Attack Group

A UK company's vintage web server kept in storage for over 20 years connects the 'Moonlight Maze' attacks of the 90s to the 2000s hacker group Turla.
Kim Zetter
4.4.17
STARTL...WHAT?
STARTL...WHAT?

The Pentagon Still Doesn’t Encrypt Its Emails

And Democratic Senator Ron Wyden wants to know why not.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.31.17
Memes
Memes

Is America Prepared for Meme Warfare?

Memes function like IEDs.
Jacob Siegel
1.31.17
robots
robots

Elite Scientists Have Told the Pentagon That AI Won't Threaten Humanity

JASON advisory group says Elon Musk’s singularity warnings are unfounded, but a focus on AI for the Dept. of Defense is integral.
Ben Sullivan
1.19.17
iran
iran

Department of Defense Warns Contractors About Iran-Linked Malware

On Thursday the Defense Security Service distributed a security bulletin to contractors, warning them about recent Shamoon malware attacks.
Joseph Cox
12.16.16
Features
Features

How ‘Second Skin’ Suits Will Protect Future Soldiers from Dirty Weapons

Protective gear worn by chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense specialists in the US military just got a lot smarter.
Christopher Moyer
8.12.16
war
war

‘Classified Historical Films’ You Can Now Request From the Pentagon

"Peacetime Governmental Detention," "Nuclear Warfare at Sea," and "Electronic Intelligence Research Techniques" are among the classified films the Pentagon will now consider releasing.
Jason Koebler
5.3.16